Our Lady of Chesapeake to hold strawberry festival PASADENA


June 11, 1993|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

Everyone's invited to munch on sweet ruby-red strawberries this weekend at Our Lady of the Chesapeake's first strawberry festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday on the church lawn, 8325 Ventnor Road. Take a blanket or lawn chairs for seating.

Fresh berries will be the main taste-tempters on the menu, but the OLC Benefits Committee also will serve beef barbecue, hot dogs, homemade cake, ice cream, potato chips and sodas.

Entertainment will feature children's games and music.

For more details, call Gloria Romey, 255-2803.


Spectators are invited to come and cheer at the first Lake Shore Rotary Softball Tournament, starting at 10 a.m. Sunday at Bodkin Park. Trophies will be awarded at 7 p.m.

Co-ed teams, composed of active members from local community groups, will compete in this all-day fund-raising event. Proceeds will benefit county youth programs and the county police "Take Back the Streets" program.

Refreshments will be on sale all day.

For more details, call Michelle Cummins, 255-4501.


The Pasadena Sportfishing Group invites local anglers to its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Company hall on Solley Road.

Howard King of the state Department of Natural Resources will explain artificial fishing reefs and how they are constructed.

Registration will be accepted at the meeting for a fishing contest and party planned for June 19 at Pasadena Boatel.

Membership in the PSG is open to the public. No dues are charged. Tickets for door prizes and a 50-50 raffle will be on sale.

Food, served by the Orchard Beach VFC, will be sold.

Call George Bentz at 255-3678 for more details.


The YMCA of Anne Arundel County will offer five two-week summer day-camp sessions for youngsters ages 5 to 12 at Camp Smallwood, at Fort Smallwood Park. Sessions are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, starting June 21. Free before- and after-camp child care is available.

The outdoor camp will feature sports, games, crafts, guest speakers, daily snacks, nature study, hiking, swimming, beach activities and a weekly field trip.

The fee is $130 per session for nonmembers. Discounts are available for full-privilege and basic YMCA members. Scholarships also are available for campers, based on financial need and the availability of scholarship money. Transportation to and from camp is not included in the fee.

Walk-in registration is available at the Glen Burnie, Severna Park and Jessup YMCAs. Cash, checks or charges (VISA or MasterCard) will be accepted. Mail and fax registration also will be accepted.

For more details, call 761-1251 or 647-3800.


The Hope Circle Senior Citizens Group of Chesapeake Christian Center, 7975 Tick Neck Road, is sponsoring a spaghetti and chicken dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 19 in the church yard.

Besides the delicious dinner, there will be games, crafts and a talent show.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.

Proceeds will benefit the building fund.

For more details, call Sally Cravens, 255-1755.


Counselors at several elementary schools in the Chesapeake and Northeast clusters are offering a variety of helpful workshops, open to all students and parents, during summer vacation.

There is no charge to attend the workshops, but advance registration is required.

* At Jacobsville Elementary and Fort Smallwood Elementary, counselor Carolyn Keenen has 16 programs on the calendar for students and parents.

Children can learn about values, manners, sensitivity, making friends, brainstorming and problem-solving, how to deal with peer pressure and how to be safe while home alone, and practice cooperative learning skills.

For parents of learning disabled students, a special workshop called F.A.T. City will help explain the frustration, anger and tension of dealing with learning disabilities.

Contact Keenen at 222-6460 or 222-6450 for more details.

* At Sunset Elementary, counselor Jan Miller will offer a variety of groups for elementary- age youngsters and their parents.

The groups include: Friendship Camp, where self-esteem, making friends and cooperation skills are emphasized; Banana Splits, for kids experiencing separation or divorce; the Big O-organization workshop, where kids can learn to get it together for school, homework and fun; and the Successful Student group, where youngsters can discuss and practice being successful in school.

For parents, Miller will offer a workshop explaining the concepts of the Big O-organization and Successful Student groups plus tips on how they can become more involved in helping their students succeed.

Call Miller at 222-6478 for more information.

* Counselor Diane Holmes at High Point Elementary will offer workshops on study skills in early August.

"Get Ready-Get Set-Go!!!" will help youngsters with reviewing and learning new skills for studying and doing homework more effectively.

Call her at 222-6455 for more details.


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